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The Hayloft

Manaton, Devon (Ref. 975818)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at the Hayloft, the property was even better than the photograph’s, they really have thought of everything , Astrid and her husband made us feel so welcome we will certainly be returning ."

    Mrs BithellJan 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation; clean and extremely well equipped with good facilities."

    The property is convenient for walking with many excellent trails right on the doorstep. There is an excellent pub, The Kestor Inn, five minutes walk away that serves great food and is very welcoming. The owners could not be more friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this property.

    Mrs SzczerbowskiDec 2021

  • "Excellent holiday."

    Property was really well placed for walks straight from the door into lovely countryside and forest. A unique and characterful space, at the same time as being modern and with all facilities. We appreciated three en suite bathrooms and we appreciated being able to bring three doggies. That made a big difference for us. Possible improvement would be hanging space in two of the bedrooms and drawer space in the third. Despite the winter weather (over which nobody has control) we have very fond memories of a happy walking holiday. Just lovely and Astrid was very welcoming. Thank you.

    Ms WardDec 2021

  • "We loved the Hayloft."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing, get away from it all break. Have booked for next year already.

    Mrs OrchardNov 2021

  • "Simply beautiful."

    Our first holiday in 4 years & our sons first ever holiday. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

    Mrs SayfritzNov 2021

  • "From the moment that we arrived we were totally delighted with the setting of The Hayloft and the welcome we received from Astrid."

    The property is in a stunning location, so very quiet, with lots of brilliant walks on the doorstep. There's a pub just 5 minutes away where we received a warm welcome and enjoyed a great Sunday roast! The Hayloft is really well equipped, very comfortable and exceptionally clean. We lit the log burner every evening with logs generously provided by the owner. We were a party of 4 adults and one dog and the layout was just brilliant, all on one floor, so sociable whether we were cooking, reading or chilling out watching a film on the smart TV. Each of the 3 bedrooms were en-suite (one with a lovely bath and the other two with showers). The only suggestions we would like to make (as we like to stay home and cook from time to time) would be for a large non-stick frying pan with a lid which can be used for so many dishes plus a couple of different size options on casserole dishes, that's all!! The views of the surrounding countryside are beautiful. We will definitely be returning next year!

    Ms AdamsNov 2021

  • "A fabulous barn in a wonderful location."

    A joy to stay in .Peaceful, relaxing and well equipped with lovely decor. Helpful neighbours on hand if needed.

    Ms BoothOct 2021

  • "The owner was very helpful and friendly."

    The level of cleanliness was excellent. The property was in a peaceful setting, with lovely walks from the cottage, an excellent pub a five minute walk away and very friendly sheep. We had a brilliant break and would highly recommend this cottage.

    Mrs HotenOct 2021

  • "Fabulous host , really friendly and welcoming."

    Fantastic for Barney my sprocker enjoyed the garden and local walks from the house. Great friend pub nearby Fantastic base for exploring

    Mrs PindardSep 2021

  • "The accommodation was beautiful, with three great double bedrooms, all with en-suites, and a lovely large kitchen lounge area."

    The location couldn't be bettered, with exceptional views and plenty of walks straight from the door. There's also an excellent pub within walking distance, which was great for food, as well as drinks. The Hayloft owners couldn't have been more helpful, checking if everything was OK, offering advice on things to do and places to visit. They are lovely people who have prepared a beautiful place to relax and enjoy a great holiday. I would recommend this property to anyone, especially, if like us, you need three double rooms. A fantastic place to stay.

    Mr DingsdaleAug 2021

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The property

This lovely cottage converted from a hayloft above stables is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Water, just 400 yards from the pub in the Devon village of Manaton on the edge of Dartmoor.

This is a relaxing country base for families or couples.

Head from the parking area beyond the owners’ farmhouse down a gravelled path into a courtyard and step up to the front door to find yourself in a big tiled hall which is a useful space for storing your walking gear.

From here, take the stairs up to the open plan living space, where you will want to gaze at the amazing views over fields to Black Hill.

The hand built kitchen with dining area features at one end, whilst at the other end the leather sofas are comfortably positioned by a cosy wood burning stove.

The three bedrooms are comfortable, all being en suite.

A traditional Devon courtyard outside is a lovely place to eat at the table, and beyond the owners’ garden you have your own enclosed private garden with a picnic bench to enjoy.

Nine acres of gardens with pond and fields welcome you to wander, or head off along a half mile walk through woods to Lustleigh Cleave and the River Bovey.

There is also stabling if you would like to bring your horses to ride.The Hayloft is a relaxing place to stay and immerse yourself in the freedom of peaceful Devon countryside and moorland.


1st FloorGround Floor

Entrance Hall


  • Three upstairs double bedrooms, two (one with king size bed) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and the other with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin
  • Upstairs open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and kitchen and dining areas
  • Downstairs hall.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Up to Three well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement
  • There is a supplementary charge for 2nd & 3rd dog
  • One Stable (5 x 4 meters) can be provided, suitable for max. two horses, £50 per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Lustleigh is a picture postcard village set on the deep wooded slopes of eastern Dartmoor and within Dartmoor National Park. With a pretty church, village shop and excellent pub along with lots of thatch cottages you can see why Lustleigh made it to the Telegraph's top villages.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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